ReviewsBooks Whip Smart: A Memoir
 

Whip Smart: A Memoir Hot

 
Whip Smart: A Memoir
User rating
 
0.0 (0)

Book Info

TypeNonfiction
PublisherThomas Dunne Books
Release DateMarch 2010
GenreMemoir
Book AuthorMelissa Febos

Issue Info

Printed in IssueApr/May 10
Review AuthorKim Hedges
Buy from Amazon






One day, mulling over possible job options, college student Melissa Febos had a chat with her neighbor, a professional dominatrix. And so began a long journey of self-discovery.

In Whip Smart, Febos chronicles her four years of working at a midtown N.Y.C. dungeon, from her clueless beginning to her seasoned, even somewhat wise, end. Sessions with clients are described in explicit, unshrinking detail, from required accoutrements, to clients specific kinks, and more. She also explains what made some sessions transcendent or simply great fun and others unbearable. Folded into the dominatrix narrative is another story about Febos longstanding drug addiction, which played a significant role in her domming work. Her self-assuredness sometimes ventures into annoying cockiness, and the book occasionally feels more like a journal than a polished final product. But overall, Whip Smart is an illuminating read, as Febos strives to take a bluntly honest look at both the world of commodified kink, and herself.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

To write a review please register or login.

 
 
Powered by jReviews